Brayden Point had a career-high five points with a goal and four assists, defenseman Braydon Coburn scored twice, and the Tampa Bay Lightning rallied from an early two-goal deficit to beat the New Jersey Devils 8-3 on Tuesday night.

Steven Stamkos got his 350th career goal and added two assists for Tampa Bay, which was coming off a 3-1-1 trip. Nikita Kucherov had two goals and an assist, and Tyler Johnson and Ryan McDonagh had the other Lightning goals. Andrei Vasilevskiy made 27 saves.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) beats New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) to the puck for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Brayden Point (21) beats New Jersey Devils defenseman Andy Greene (6) to the puck for a goal during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Kucherov left with 6 minutes left in the second after taking a shot near the inside of his left knee but returned early in the third.

Miles Wood, Travis Zajac and Kyle Palmieri scored for the Devils, who started a seven-game trip. Keith Kinkaid stopped 31 of 38 shots before being replaced five minutes into the third by Cory Schneider, who allowed a goal on six shots in his first game after offseason hip surgery.

Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal against the New Jersey Devils with center Tyler Johnson (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his goal against the New Jersey Devils with center Tyler Johnson (9) during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Point scored his seventh goal 31 seconds into the second as Tampa Bay went up 3-2. Kucherov and Stamkos added power-play goals later in the period that made it 5-2.

New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid makes a save on a shot by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
New Jersey Devils goaltender Keith Kinkaid makes a save on a shot by the Tampa Bay Lightning during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

After Wood and Zajac scored in the opening 5:04, Coburn tied it at 2 with first-period goals at 7:30 and 13:30.

Coburn stopped a 38-game goal drought and has 46 goals in 861 NHL games. He scored just once in three of the previous four regular seasons. It was his second career multi-goal game, with the other coming on Oct. 31, 2009, while with Philadelphia.

Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, center, celebrates his goal against the New Jersey Devils with left wing Alex Killorn, left, and center Steven Stamkos, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning right wing Nikita Kucherov, center, celebrates his goal against the New Jersey Devils with left wing Alex Killorn, left, and center Steven Stamkos, right, during the second period of an NHL hockey game Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Tampa Bay’s penalty kill had not allowed a goal in 24 chances at home before Palmieri got his ninth goal, which cut the deficit to 5-3 on the Devils’ second power play late in the second. Taylor Hall assisted and extended his point streak to eight games (10 assists, 12 points).

New Jersey Devils left wing Miles Wood (44) celebrates after scoring past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) and defenseman Anton Stralman (6) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
New Jersey Devils left wing Miles Wood (44) celebrates after scoring past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) and defenseman Anton Stralman (6) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Johnson, Kucherov and McDonagh all scored in the third.

NOTES: Lightning D Victor Hedman (shoulder) missed his second straight game and will be re-evaluated this weekend. LW Ondrej Palat (foot) also sat out his second consecutive game and is day to day. … Devils LW Marcus Johansson (illness) returned after missing one game, D Ben Lovejoy (lower body) was activated off injured reserve and D Eric Gryba was assigned to Binghamton of the AHL.

Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) celebrates with defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) after Coburn scored against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn (55) celebrates with defenseman Mikhail Sergachev (98) after Coburn scored against the New Jersey Devils during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

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New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) tries to deflect the puck past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) after getting around defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
New Jersey Devils center Blake Coleman (20) tries to deflect the puck past Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy (88) after getting around defenseman Ryan McDonagh (27) during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

Devils: Play Thursday night at Detroit.

Lightning: Host Nashville on Thursday night.

New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
New Jersey Devils center Travis Zajac (19) celebrates after scoring against the Tampa Bay Lightning during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, in Tampa, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O’Meara)

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Source: The Associated Press

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